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Dmitriy Shakhnevich

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   12 reviews

About Dmitriy

Learn Dmitriy’s areas of practice.

Dmitriy Shakhnevich represents clients in criminal cases and matters in civil litigation. He is the founder of The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich, based in downtown Manhattan.

Background and experience

In the realm of criminal defense, Mr. Shakhnevich has represented individual and corporate defendants charged with or investigated for crimes involving mail fraud and wire fraud, fraud involving health care agencies, financial institutions, securities, benefits and corporations, various computer crimes, crimes involving public corruption, invasion of privacy, weapons possession, narcotics distribution and various other white-collar and violent crimes. His experience in representing clients under investigation extends to complex criminal, governmental, regulatory and internal investigations.

On the civil side, Mr. Shakhnevich has represented clients in personal injury matters, in which clients had suffered enormous physical harm, domestic relations matters involving divorce, child support, custody and abuse/neglect, complex commercial litigation involving contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, restrictive covenants and fraud, employment matters and matters in the entertainment sector.

Prior to opening his own law practice, Mr. Shakhnevich’s law school and post-law school careers had taken him from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office to the offices of numerous high-profile criminal defense attorneys, including those of now-Judge Adam Perlmutter, and Chuck Ross (formerly of Brafman & Ross). He also maintained an Of Counsel relationship with Bruce Cutler, the legendary trial lawyer whose former clients include John Gotti and Phil Spector.

Mr. Shakhnevich has worked on matters across the United States, but is a full-time member of the Bars of New York State and the State of New Jersey, where he is admitted to practice in state and federal courts. He is a graduate of New York Law School and Brooklyn College of The City University of New York.

Outside of the courtroom

Mr. Shakhnevich co-authored “The Nickel or Not: The Fifth Amendment Privilege for Individuals in FCPA Investigations,” published in Ethisphere Magazine, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York. He has been consistently selected to Super Lawyers for the New York City area.

Over the years, Mr. Shakhnevich and his high-profile legal work have been sought out by some of the most well-recognized publications and media outlets in the world, including Bleacher Report, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, The New York Times, Newsday, Newsweek, SB Nation, Thomson Reuters, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. He has served as a legal analyst for numerous major news outlets, including on criminal cases involving Antonio Brown, Conor McGregor, Kristaps Porzingis and Harvey Weinstein.

Formerly, Mr. Shakhnevich hosted The Fight Lawyer Podcast, featured on iTunes, SoundCloud and Spotify. FLP involved discussions on combat sports and the law, featuring such guests as F. Lee Bailey, Bruce Buffer, Cung Le, Kelly Pavlik, Bas Rutten and Ken Shamrock.

Personal

Mr. Shakhnevich was born in Ukraine, and immigrated with his family to the United States as a refugee, when he was an infant. He resides with his wife Elina, also a lawyer, in Brooklyn, New York.

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Licensed for 9 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2014
Updated 06/13/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/04/2022

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The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich
233 Broadway
Suite 900
New York, NY, 10279
The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich
1733 Sheepshead Bay Road
Suite 45
Brooklyn, NY, 11235
The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich
972 Broad Street
Suite 602
Newark, NJ, 07102
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Reviews

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Posted by El Hadji | March 8, 2021
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Excellent lawyer
Dmitriy is a great lawyer. He is honest and very helpful. Every time I have hired him, he delivered El Hadji
Posted by Alex | March 5, 2021
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Highly Recommended Lawyer !
I highly recommend Dmitriy Shakhnevich as a lawyer to anybody. He was nothing short of incredibly helpful, professional and completely understanding with my issue. Dmitriy always gets things done in the best way possible !
Posted by Des | December 18, 2017
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A GREAT Find!
I work with celebrities and start-up businesses. My need for a rock-solid council is significant. The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich has been a perfect solution for me and my needs. They are competent, thorough, and have proved to be highly effective for me and my various needs.
Posted by Victoria | December 3, 2017
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Professional and attentive
Dmitriy Shakhnevich represented me in the difficult and very sensitive case. At the beginning the circumstances did not seem promising and I started to prepare myself for the loss. As the case unfolded , Dmitriy was able to reverse the situation . At the trial his strategy practically destroyed his opponent and the case was resolved to our favor. From the first consultation to the final court session Dmitriy showed himself as the highest level professional in in the very aspect of the legal process. He is a truly genuine individual: extremely intelligent, smart, knowledgeable, thorough and attentive. Every interaction with Dmitriy reinforced my believe that he honestly tries to reach the best result and uses every possibility to do so. In addition to an exceptional professionalism Dmitriy has an exeptional personality - very opened, friendly caring, respectful. I personally felt as I am the only Dmitriy's client and my case is his number one priority. I highly recommend Dmitriy Shakhnevish as an effective, trustworthy and responsible attorney. He is definitely SUPER LAWER!
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Posted by Anna N | June 30, 2017
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Criminal case
I hired Dmitriy for my criminal case. He was always there and on top of everything. He is a pleasure to deal with. Honest, caring, knowledgeable and professional. Thank you for everything. Will definitely recommend you
Posted by Clark | December 24, 2016
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Artist advocacy
I connected with Dmitriy via Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. I had a painting damaged beyond repair, and the venue refused to compensate me. With Dmitriy's help, I was able to recover the value of the damaged work from the venue. He kept me very informed throughout the entire process. Highly recommend.
Posted by Zaydan | December 19, 2016
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Effective, honest and personable service
The service my family received from Dmitriy Shakhnevich was nothing short of perfect. He is effective, attentive, honest, personable and treats a client with respect. I felt like my son and I were treated just like family members. I also felt like he reached the best possible outcome for our son from a party responsible for his injury. Highly recommend his services. Great work!
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Posted by Marc | November 10, 2016
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Attentive and Professionalism
Attentive and Professionalism Dmitriy successfully handled several sensitive cases for me to recover damages. Dmitriy was patient and diligent in gathering the facts about my cases. At every step of the process he kept me fully informed and reassured. Dmitry’s professionalism and caring attitude made every interaction with him pleasant and optimistic. I expected one case to go to trial and take over a year to resolve. However, because of Dmitriy’s diligence he was able to resolve my case with a demand letter to the third party, that prompted them to settle the case quickly. I enthusiastically recommend Dmitriy as a compete and trustworthy lawyer. In my business relationship dealing with Dmitry, he as always chosen to work with passion, rigor, high integrity, honesty, and transparency.
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Posted by Vi Na | November 3, 2016
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Real professional!
Dmitriy is a True Professional. Very Knowledgeable and detail oriented. My case took a year and half and Dmitriy always kept me updated and of course won. He's very reachable, always returns phone calls and replies to emails. Will always use Dmitriy in the future and definitely recommend!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2016
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Mike
I only had initial consultation with Dmitriy and based on information that he provided i decided that it is more reasonable for me not to proceed with my case. While many other lawyers may want just to give necessary information to get the client and create a good impression, Dmitriy really provides useful and specific information during the initial consultation. He is knowledgeable and goes deep into details. I recommend him.
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Posted by Tom | November 11, 2015
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Great Experience With Dmitriy
Really helped with the DWI bind i was in. Always returned my calls on time and explained everything to me clearly (which was really important to me.) He Worked really hard for me and always seemed to care about my case. Very happy with the results. I Greatly recommend him
Posted by Mark | September 29, 2014
This guy knows what he is doing! Great lawyer!
This attorney is a real problem solver. Really saved me from making some bad decisions i overlooked. Really smart guy. Definitely will hire him again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • John Jay College Of Criminal Justice
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • New York Career Institute
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Senior Law Clerk
  • Charles A. Ross & Associates
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Offices of Douglas B. Appel
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • College Intern
  • Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Paralegal
  • Scott L. Sherman & Associates
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York Criminal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Russian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Public Interest Funding Award
  • New York Law School
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • Brooklyn College
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Spring 2018 Semester: John Jay College
  • Race, Class and Gender in a Correctional Context
  • 2018
  • Spring 2018 Semester: John Jay College
  • Criminal Justice: Theory in Practice
  • 2018
  • Spring 2017 Semester: John Jay College
  • Criminal Justice: Theory in Practice
  • 2017
  • Fall 2017 Semester: John Jay College
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2017
  • Fall 2017 Semester: John Jay College
  • Criminal Justice: Theory in Practice
  • 2017
  • Spring 2015 Semester: New York Career Institute
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • 2015
  • Fall 2014 Semester: New York Career Institute
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (316)
Given (1275)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you need criminal law advice call Dmitriy! He knows the system well!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shakhnevich is professional, bright and finds creative solutions to complex legal problems. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dmitriy Shakhnevich is extremely dedicated to the practice and truly believes in justice for all."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dmitriy Shaknevich without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He does great work for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Always on point."
Unknown Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for criminal defense matters in New York."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shakhnevich provides a valuable service on Avvo. He gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Smart and Intelligent!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dmitriy is a highly respected attorney in his field that I fully endorse."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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New York Criminal defense Lawyer Dmitriy Shakhnevich
Dmitriy Shakhnevich
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 9 years
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